For John, BLUF: This is terrible. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The ongoing kerfuffle over The New York Times violating its commitment with regard to "Off the Record" conversations probably doesn't disturb Democrats, since the paper is in the pocket for Democrats, but for the rest it is disgusting.
Here is the take of Mr Ed Driscoll, at InstaPundit:
THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS APPARENTLY SUSPENDED THE “OFF THE RECORD” RULE: “I don’t know who the person is at the New York Times who was talking out of school, but somebody over there broke the rules. The other candidates (and everyone else in any position to ever be of interest to the media) should be aware that the Times is no longer playing by the rules and monitor what they say to their editorial board or reporters accordingly.”Yes, kick the Times Reporter off the Campaign Plane, and if elected, bar them from the White House Press Room. And, demand an open and public apology.
As they say in broadcast media whenever someone slips up and a curse word airs during a news broadcast, or something untoward is said as the credits are rolling, “assume all mics are hot.”
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff